The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Friday, August 08, 2008

August 08, 2008

Bilateral Ties

Bush speech on rights catches China off guard
Toronto Star, August 08, 2008

Sarkozy Sends List of Dissidents to China
Reuters, August 07, 2008

World Leaders Gather for Olympics
British Broadcasting Corporation, August 08, 2008

China Quake Death Toll Rises to 69,222 by Thursday Noon
Xinhua (via China Daily), August 07, 2008

Eleven Killed in Floods in East China: State Media
Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo!News), August 07, 2008

Human Rights Defender - He Depu (何德普)
Chinese Political Prisoners 'Worse-off' in Games Lead-up
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, August 07, 2008

Related information:
Political Prisoner He Depu Writes to IOC President Jacques Rogge
Human Rights in China, August 06, 2008
Human Rights Defenders
Former Chinese Official Says Activists for Darfur Are Faking, Real Goal is to Smear China
Voice of America, August 07, 2008

Lawyers Force Public Hearing
South China Morning Post, August 08, 2008

Mining Deaths in Olympic Power Push
Radio Free Asia, August 07, 2008

Apology to Pressmen
China Daily, August 08, 2008

奥运开幕前一天北京网友无法打开部份媒体中文网 (Several Chinese Language Media Sites Blocked in Beijing on Eve of Olympics)
Radio Free Asia, August 08, 2008

北京消息﹕長安街巴士爆炸 (Bus Explosions on Chang'an Street in Beijing Earlier This Week)
Ming Pao, August 08, 2008

China’s Rain-Stoppers Face Big Olympic Test
Financial Times, August 07, 2008

Clampdown on Dissidents Smothers Beijing and Beyond
Reuters, August 08, 2008

Related information:
Human Rights Situation in China Worsens as Bush Calls for a More Open Society
Human Rights in China, August 07, 2008
Olympic Message to Some in Beijing Is ‘Please Leave’
New York Times, August 08, 2008

Radio Free Asia Voice Denied Chinese Visa
Broadcasting & Cable, August 07, 2008

Reporters Without Borders Make Pirate Broadcast in Beijing
Times Online, August 08, 2008

Restrictions Placed on 'Underground' Priests as Olympics Loom
CBCP News Service, August 07, 2008

Turkestan Militants Target HK, Says Group
South China Morning Post, August 08, 2008

Uighur Militants Threaten Olympic Attacks, U.S. Monitor Says
Bloomberg, August 08, 2008

White House Press Corps Plane Detained in China
Associated Press (via Google), August 07, 2008

Protests and Petitions
Activist Held after Seeking Protest Permit
Financial Times, August 07, 2008

Activists in Canada Target Embassy, Consulate
The Globe and Mail, August 08, 2008
American Protester Paints Beijing Hotel Rooms
Associated Press (via Google), August 08, 2008

Related information:
Gadfly in Beijing, A Voice For The Voiceless Pt1
Youtube, August 05, 2008

Man Holding Banners Causes Temporary Traffic Closure in Hong Kong
Xinhuanet, August 08, 2008

Related news:
British Man Protests China's Record in HK
South China Morning Post, August 08, 2008

外籍漢青馬大橋掛橫額示威 (British Chinese Unfurls Protest Banners on Tsing-Ma Bridge)
Ming Pao, August 08, 2008

西安两厂数百职工到政府静坐示威 (Hundreds of Xi'an Workers Hold Sit-in Protest after Petitions Go Unheard)
Radio Free Asia, August 08, 2008

Hundreds Detained as Tibetans March in India, Nepal
Reuters, August 07, 2008